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The Promenade at The Dorchester

53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
+44 20 7629 8888
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 4 min
12:00 - 14:00All hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

High Tea at the Dorchester is a must do for visitors to London. Nothing can compare to it. It's just some scones, finger sandwiches, and tea, but the setting is lovely. I loved the bellmen in the tophats!

Thank asp921
Reviewed 1 week ago

Following a generous birthday donation I decided to treat myself to a traditional afternoon tea at The Dorchester while visiting London. I was not disappointed. The staff were friendly. The food was sensational, even my husband who is coeliac was well catered for. The Dorchester...More

Thank Teri B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful area to sit and listen to the wonderful live music by excellent musicians and vocalists. Discrete and courteous service with polite and friendly staff.. a real treat to find in the centre of London.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dorchester was our first "Afternoon Tea" experience in England and you know what they say about first loves. We enjoyed it enormously. The atmosphere was absolutely beautiful, seatings elegant and relaxing. Service was great and super attentive. I must admit that i had better...More

Thank Didi3005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dorchester is a beautiful place to have tea time. Service was slow. But we certainly enjoy every moment. Everything was delicious. I think they could have better scones. They could be softer. Clotted cream and jam were superb and I choose Dorchester tea selection and...More

Thank Dramercedesg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Afternoon tea or light dinner.. this is the place for lovers of British traditions, even the Dorchester fish and chips are traditional, but tasty. Best service. we will come back

Thank Dimitar G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice afternoon tea. Service top class. Food very nice. Negative I was just disappointed to see people in jeans and in trainers In the Dorchester.!

Thank ch0upette2412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was Top Class and the food was really nice and we enjoyed it we are definitely going back again

Thank BeckyJone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been wanting to have afternoon tea at the Dorchester for a very long time and it didn't disappoint. The only negative was the lady at reception overlooked me and served the lady behind instead, not quite sure why. She also didn't appear too...More

Thank Liv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely afternoon at the Dorchester, very pretty setting with lovely helpful staff and a slightly different afternoon tea inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show. While it was formal we felt very relaxed as it is a nice atmosphere on The Promenade. We...More

Thank Sarah W
Nicolas-Messian, Hotel Manager at The Promenade at The Dorchester, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sarah W, Thank you for taking the time to review your Chelsea Flower Show afternoon tea experience within The Promenade at The Dorchester. We take great pride in providing the ultimate timeless luxury experience for our guests and it gives me tremendous pleasure to...More

Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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What is cost of high tea?
18 April 2017|
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Response from Bhabogure | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know the cost of high tea. Traditional breakfast is £34 per person. Champagne breakfast is £52 per person These were the prices in March 2017. Hope this helps.
Does anybody know if the £65 festive afternoon tea includes the service charge ? Many thanks
13 November 2016|
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Response from whl_28 | Reviewed this property |
A discretionary service charge of 12.5% is added to the final bill. I hope that helps.
Hilary G
What is the wheat free position? What sort of prices are we talking about?
19 August 2015|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
My answer is the same as most others. I too was asked before I was served anything, thankfully I don't have any problems. It is not just the £59 I paid for my Champagne Afternoon tea that is worth every penny, for me it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 62
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
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07:00 - 11:00
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07:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 14:00
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07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Park Lane | The Dorchester, London W1K 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 8888
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Dorchester
Frequently referred to as 'the drawing room of Mayfair' since opening in 1931, The Promenade is the heart of The Dorchester in London. Open all day for informal dining, The Promenade has an international menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A London institution for British afternoon tea, experience The Promenade's seasonal calendar of specialty teas and pastries, accompanied by a resident pianist. Enjoy the live music from 1.15pm each day and unwind at one of the best restaurants in London. Afternoon Tea is served five times daily: 1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm Dress Code: The Dorchester dress code is 'smart casual' and we respectfully ask guests visiting the hotel to refrain from wearing baseball caps, beanie hats, ripped jeans, sportswear, trainers, flip-flops and shorts in our restaurants and bars.
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